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  • How can I get calcium in my diet?

    Q: I know calcium is important during pregnancy but I am allergic to dairy. What foods are good sources of calcium? A: Good food sources of calcium are almonds, almond milk, sesame seeds and tahini, leafy green vegetables, broccoli, sardines, sea...

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    Posted: February 20, 2009
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  • Am I pregnant?

    Q: What are the first signs of pregnancy? A: The signs differ for all women. The most common signs are a missed period, breast tenderness, frequent urination, mild cramps, increased sense of smell, abdominal bloating, and nausea.

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    Posted: February 20, 2009
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  • How much weight should I gain while pregnant?

    Q: How much weight should I gain while pregnant? A: The current recommendations are to gain somewhere in the vicinity of 25-35 pounds. The exact number will depend on your pre-pregnancy weight as thinner women are encouraged to gain a little bit more to...

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    Posted: February 20, 2009
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  • How can I deal with constipation?

    Q: I have become constipated during my pregnancy. What can I do to increase the frequency of my bowel movements? A: The most important factors for healthy bowel function are adequate fiber consumption (a minimum of 25 grams a day), enough water (about 8...

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    Posted: February 20, 2009
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  • Should I avoid diet products?

    Q: Should I avoid diet products? A: Even though many doctors and medical experts argue that artificial sweeteners are safe to consume, the reality is that these substances cause negative side effects for many of the people who use them. The best...

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    Posted: February 20, 2009
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  • Is fish safe to eat while pregnant?

    Q: Can I eat fish while pregnant? A: The answer to that question is not so simple. There are many opinions as to which fish are safe to eat and even how much fish is safe to consume. The most useful guideline to consider is to avoid larger fish such as...

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    Posted: February 20, 2009
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  • What supplements should I take while pregnant?

    Q: What are the top supplements I should consider while pregnant? A: As far as supplements go, the top recommendations would be to choose both a good quality multi-vitamin and mineral formula to ensure you prevent any deficiencies as well as a good...

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    Posted: February 20, 2009
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  • Getting nutrients while dealing with nausea

    Q:  I have terrible nausea and it is turning me off of most food. What can I do to make sure I get nutrients into my body? A: Try and stick to bland tasting and smelling foods (often it is the odor that can turn a pregnant woman's stomach) and limit...

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    Posted: February 20, 2009
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  • Should I Take Omega 3's While Pregnant?

    Q. Should I be taking an Omega 3 fish oil supplement while I am pregnant or should I just eat more fish? - Elana A: According to, pregnant women need to avoid eating raw and certain types of fish since they can contain high levels of mercury, PCB’s and...

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    Posted: January 28, 2009
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